Smith calls Warner a fool

Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith has criticised the actions of the Aussie firebrand cricketer David Warner terming him “a fool”. On the 4th day of the 1st Test between the Proteas and the visiting Australians, David Warner and Nathan Lyon combined to run out De Villiers after a mix-up between the latter and Aiden Markram. Though what shocked viewers even more was that Lyon dropped the ball on the South African batsman while the Aussie opener fired a number of expletives at the Proteas.

Smith has called Lyon’s actions avoidable and advised the Proteas to ignore whatever Warner has to say for the remainder of the Test series. “The Aussies were pretty fired up at that time pushing for a victory,” Smith said in Durban while attributing the incident to over-enthusiasm on the part of the Kangaroos on quest of victory.

“But he (Lyon) is an experienced cricketer. I think he’ll probably say it was unnecessary himself, “ hoped Smith. This assumption later came out to be true when it was learned that Lyon had personally met AB after the end of day’s play and apologized for his on-field behaviour.

On Warner, Smith was even tougher saying, “We’ve got used to Davey over the years. I think the less interest you take in him the better. He can be a bit of a fool at times. It's best just to let him be.”

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